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The Identification and Modification of Greater Adjutant (Leptoptilos dubius) Bones in the Holocene Archaeological Record of Northern Vietnam

Jones, Rebecca; Meijer, HJM; Piper, Philip; Hiep, T.H.; Tuan, Nguyen Anh; Oxenham, Marc


We report on the first prehistoric identifications of the Greater Adjutant (Leptoptilos dubius) in the prehistoric archaeological record of Vietnam, the earliest known example of this species in Mainland Southeast Asia (MSEA). The two bone fragments, a proximal tarsometatarsus and a distal tibiotarsus, were found in the hunter–gatherer midden/cemetery site of Con Co Ngua in Thanh Hoa Province, and date to c. 6000 – 5500 BP. The tarsometatarsus has been modified into an edge ground implement...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Osteoarchaeology
DOI: 10.1002/oa.2547


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